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Billy Boy Mark II

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The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« on: 28 May 2020, 14:39:16 »
3070 - October Interlude - The Battle of Verde - The Stage is Set

Verde

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Draconis March

Federated Suns




The advance party from Clan Nova Cat slowly slid towards orbit over the busy world of Verde. Even from approaching orbit it's small continents, island chains who's coastlines which were the home of the famed Silver Furred Walrus were evident. However even the much sought after meat and fur of the planet's Walrus's was now only a secondary concern for any visitors. Where once the planet's primary industry had been the harvesting and processing of the products of it's oceans, now the industrial sector of the planet's economy dwarfed even that of the much sought after meat product of the Silver Furred Walrus. On the planet two military industrial plants were now produced battlemechs and tanks for the AFFS and it's allies, while in orbit the jewel in Verde's industrial crown hung above the polar ice caps - the small but growing shipyard complex founded by FedBoeing to produce the civilian and military dropships that the Draconis March and wider FedSun's desperately needed.  It was those shipyards which had drawn the attention of the Nova Cats. Where once that attention would have been one of conquest, now it was as allies that they had travelled to Verde. Those shipyards, small though they might be, would allow them to refit worn and battered dropships, replace parts on their jumpships and warships and allow their civilians to breath "free" air on the planet bellow while the fleet refitted before plunging deeper into their new home of the Federated Suns.



Leading the dozens of dropships into orbit was the Mystic Naval Star - consisting of the Aegis class CNCS Principle, CNCS Chronicle, CNCS Remembrance, the Vincent class CNCS Far Vision, CNCS Spirit Vision and the Carrack class CNCS Void. The six warships may not have been amongst the largest or most powerful within the Clan Nova Cat Fleet, but they were well drilled and aware of the honour their Khan had bestowed upon them - for not only were they escorting the pathfinders and logistical components who were to prepare a route through the Federated Suns for the entire Clan but they also had with them in the belly of the CNCS Void over a third of the genetic repository of the clan and aboard the various dropships nearly two thirds of the various sibco's who were the very future of the Clan. Along with the genetic repository was stored an almost as important   cargo of wild Nova Cats. Even if no other Nova Cat ship made it to their new homes in the remote Outback of the FedSun's their cargo holds would ensure that the Clan survived. Guarding these precious cargo's alongside the Mystic Naval Star was the front line Tau Galaxy and second line Omicron Galaxy.



Star Admiral David Leroux looked over the fleet on his screens with no small pride but also relief at having made it to Verde. Reports from some of the civilian caste dropships suggested that they were becoming a little unpleasant to live in. Air filters were beginning to fail at having to take the strain of several times the crews they had been designed for, but the Khan's had made it clear that no Nova Cat was to be left behind for the Kurita's to take out their anger upon. Even the lowest Labourer had been crammed into the departing dropships. That was the very reason that the route through the Federated Sun's had been planned so carefully. From the crossing point at Cussar the fleet would follow in his path to Verde and from there push onward's to Defiance. From there they would enter the final leg of their journey, with only a short stop planned at Filtvelt for their warships to undergo any required refits before they arrived at the worlds which the Sun Jaguars were already preparing for them. Hard to imagine that the once hated Smoke Jaguars, now reborn as the Sun Jaguars were helping prepare their new homes for them. Alongside the troops, engineers and civilians of the realm who's First Prince had smashed the Clan Invasion!



The Technician Caste communications astech looked up from his console. "Star Admiral, the local naval commander, a Rear Admiral Walker "Clay" has passed an invitation for you and the Star Commodores to attend upon him on his flagship the FSS Remagen at your earliest convenience. I may not be understanding the freebirth customary greetings, but I think he is inviting you and the other warship commanders to join him for dinner..."



Leroux nodded, making no comment on the slight twist to the Rear Admiral's second name in the astech's voice. That fitted with his own experience of Inner Sphere naval officers. Their warship experience and numbers were still so low that even here in the Federated Suns a meeting between two squadrons or formations was often accompanied by a round of invitations to attend upon the ships for social events and professional networking he believed they called it. He tried not to sigh as he realised he would probably be expected to return the invitation and host the Rear Admiral and his key officers aboard the CNCS Principle. At the very least the Rear Admiral, his staff and probably the captains of the four Fox I class corvettes that had been assigned to meet them here. The Khan however had been clear, he was to make every effort to present a good face to the AFFS and FedSuns! Keeping the distaste from his face he nodded to the technician. "Respond to the Rear Admiral and inform him that I will be pleased to join him on his flagship as soon as my ships settle into orbit and I have arranged for the civilian dropships to make planet fall."



"Yes Star Admiral." The tech began sending the message quickly.



The Star Admiral settled back into his chair on the flag bridge with the prospect of a long and tedious "port" call ahead of him and his warriors. Still in a few weeks he would be pushing on to Defiance and leaving the follow on waves off the Clan to the "pleasures" of Rear Admiral Walker "Clay"'s invitations...!
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Re: The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« Reply #1 on: 28 May 2020, 14:40:59 »
Sorry it took so long ladies and gentlemen... But finally carved enough time out of my schedule to try and get this moving again!

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Re: The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« Reply #2 on: 28 May 2020, 14:56:11 »
It's good to see the story back! Looking forward to what happens next.
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Re: The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« Reply #3 on: 28 May 2020, 15:45:20 »
Hooray! You're finally back!  :D

Couldn't comment in the first thread anymore due to overflow closure. But I've been reading your story very quickly in about 1-2 weeks, loved it very much and am looking forwards to where you're going to lead us next. :-)

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Re: The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« Reply #4 on: 28 May 2020, 16:07:59 »
Well Kurita can say goodbye to any hope they had at not getting wrecked by clans. Once the fact that they attacked the literal genetic legacy of a clan in an ambush and terror attack gets out Ghost Bear is going to take their pound of flesh and invade. Even if the FedSuns agree to a treaty this attack will mean the DC is on its own.
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Re: The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« Reply #5 on: 28 May 2020, 17:05:17 »
I do have to say that the "pause" did help with one small area. Right from the start I had a particular battle in mind between two factions and having a particular Clan wage war on the FedSuns. But it always just didn't quite work and I was forcing it in my head. The pause has made me sit back and realise that it just isn't going to work within the story line and adapt the story to fit that rather than merely forcing myself to write an implausible story arc... Then again real history and canon is littered with implausible story arcs - yes, Republic of the Sphere I'm looking at you - so it might reappear later. But for now I've abandoned that particular thread of the story. Which I think is a good thing.

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Re: The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« Reply #6 on: 28 May 2020, 17:19:34 »
Well the FedSuns are going to have to fight Clan Wolf and Jade Falcon soon enough. And Ghost Bear is eventually going to get into a fight as well just from the FedSuns supporting the FRR. The Snow Ravens are the only nearby Clan that doesn't really have any chance or reason to start a fight and the other clans in the occupation zone are not acting stupid right now so are not targets.
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Re: The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« Reply #7 on: 28 May 2020, 17:45:48 »
I do have to say that the "pause" did help with one small area. Right from the start I had a particular battle in mind between two factions and having a particular Clan wage war on the FedSuns. But it always just didn't quite work and I was forcing it in my head. The pause has made me sit back and realise that it just isn't going to work within the story line and adapt the story to fit that rather than merely forcing myself to write an implausible story arc... Then again real history and canon is littered with implausible story arcs - yes, Republic of the Sphere I'm looking at you - so it might reappear later. But for now I've abandoned that particular thread of the story. Which I think is a good thing.
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Re: The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« Reply #8 on: 28 May 2020, 18:08:03 »
For the record the WOB attack is expecting an aerospace regiment or two and a few squadrons of dropships... 4 Fox I and 6 Nova Cat warships are NOT in their planning. Whoever wins is going to get hammered.

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Re: The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« Reply #9 on: 28 May 2020, 18:40:35 »
I am glad to see this back! 

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Re: The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« Reply #10 on: 28 May 2020, 18:55:19 »
Also VERY glad to see this back!

Also just wonderful thinking about the ****** the WOB is about to run into :D
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Re: The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« Reply #11 on: 28 May 2020, 20:43:00 »
Also VERY glad to see this back!

Also just wonderful thinking about the ****** the WOB is about to run into :D
hopefully they do not have too many nukes to use this time
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Re: The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« Reply #12 on: 28 May 2020, 22:09:43 »
The word of blake not going Nuke Happy when they have a chance?
That'll be the day  :))

Especially as they came with orders to f*#k up this planet; WOB want to make sure there is no peace and are perfectly happy to throw the Combine under the bus so long as they can do genuinely major damage to the Federated Suns in their death throes. I bet they are packing more nukes than they know what to do with. Not to mention bioweapons and who knows what else.

Poor Nova Cat civilians finally getting dirtside and able to get some fresh air ... then suddenly the air turns into aerosol bioweapon fun...
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Re: The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« Reply #13 on: 28 May 2020, 22:22:00 »
They had weapons and were expecting to meet minimum resistance. Instead, they are meeting 10 warships, the attached ASF forces of those ships and the planet and flotillas of military dropships that are assigned as an escort for the warships. They will get lucky to get in range of the planet and both the Nova Cats and more importantly the AFFS know to use nukes and nuclear tipped rounds first on WoB ships and that is what most of the forces deployed to Verde are made up of.
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« Reply #14 on: 28 May 2020, 22:29:19 »
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Re: The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« Reply #15 on: 28 May 2020, 23:12:53 »
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« Reply #16 on: 29 May 2020, 00:21:56 »
Tag!   :thumbsup:
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Re: The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« Reply #17 on: 29 May 2020, 00:53:46 »
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Re: The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« Reply #18 on: 29 May 2020, 08:27:26 »
So this is why it hadn't popped up in my notices. WoB probably won't do nearly as much damage to Verde as they planned to, but puting NC genetic repository and many of the civilians at risk is going to enrage the Cats. And since Victor is planning so heavy duty Wobie stomping in near future...
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Re: The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« Reply #19 on: 29 May 2020, 11:12:39 »
turbo tag.
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« Reply #20 on: 29 May 2020, 11:16:06 »
turbo tag.
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Re: The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« Reply #21 on: 29 May 2020, 21:12:20 »
Their's enough TAG here to make the Mariks extremely happy!

I also sense a great disturbance in the Force, as if something really bad is about to happen to the Nova Cat's.

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Re: The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« Reply #22 on: 30 May 2020, 03:17:14 »
It's like a nuke laden WoB fleet was coming after them
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Re: The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« Reply #23 on: 30 May 2020, 03:52:41 »
Four heavy cruisers, one corvette, 90 ASF organic to those ships, plus what ever armed DropShips they have and any Suns forces in system against a WOB strike force who think they're striking at a Suns world and are there to glass it.

The Cats HAVE to defend their sibko's and their Genetic repository is a hugely important thing for them so they're going to fight like crazy if the Void comes under threat, hopefully she'll be running as fast as she can.

Really this battle depends on where the Word forces jump in. If they jump in on top of the Cats via a pirate point then its going to be a close quarters brawl which the Aegis class was built for, if they appear elsewhere and just go for the planet the Cats will help. Also..ain't these ships painted up to be Combine ones? If so any strike like this will kill any chance of peace talks.
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Re: The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« Reply #24 on: 30 May 2020, 04:13:07 »
If the Toasters use ships types not known to be in the DC fleet there may still be a chance for peace talks.
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Re: The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« Reply #25 on: 30 May 2020, 21:50:29 »
The peace talks will go on no matter what. All this will do is give the FedSuns an even bigger advantage than what they had already. Also the fleet went to Verde expecting to face a single Regiment of ASFs. Instead they are facing that Regiment along with 4 Fox Corvettes, 2 Vincent Corvettes, a single Carrack that is likely stripped but the WoB won't be able to tell that, and 3 Aegis Heavy Cruisers. The Aegis Cruisers have another 60 ASFs. The Vincent Corvettes add another 20 ASFs. The Carrack at least 2 more. The Fox Corvettes have on their own 48 ASF and considering that they have 5 dropships attached to each one and at least one of those five if not two of them are Vengeance Carriers with a cargo capacity of 40 ASF each that is at a minimum 160 ASF more. So with the 56 from the regiment that is normally attached to Verde the new defense force has at least 346 ASF before you get into the firepower of the Warships.
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Re: The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« Reply #26 on: 30 May 2020, 22:08:50 »
..the Great Verde Turkey Shoot..

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Re: The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« Reply #27 on: 30 May 2020, 22:11:22 »
I just can not wait for the WoB to loose a few assets >:D   

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Re: The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« Reply #28 on: 30 May 2020, 22:17:17 »
Oh the WoB is going to lose a lot more than a few assets. They are going to be facing Clan boarding Elementals and nuclear first strike ordered Warships. Opening volley goes to the FedSuns/Nova Cat force and then the ASF will be likely equipped with anti-ship missiles to crack open their dropships.
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Re: The Federated Sun's Reborn Part TWO
« Reply #29 on: 30 May 2020, 22:26:58 »
I wonder what the NC will do with a captured, one time SLDF Navy Warship?